Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I imagine someone may have already written about it ~ you know ~ living the spamless life. If they did, I missed the blog...and wish I'd read it years ago. Ah, well... Such is life! You know what I'm talking about. A life that doesn't include all the clutter that gets thrown in without permission from the recipient... One that consists of only those things each of us would like to receive and nothing that takes up space for no good reason. Well. What an interesting idea that is, huh? Unrealistic, but interesting...
I don't know about you, but it seems my life has been somewhat spammy most of the time I've been on this earth. Some of it has arrived in great big packages, threatening to smother me with all the stuff inside. Oftentimes it came when I had no idea there was a delivery on its way. Lasting for days or weeks or even years at a time, it seems, the spamminess would almost overwhelm me with depression, discouragement, frustration and/or anger. I would frequently complain about how unfair things were ~ how wrong it was to have to suffer the injustice of it all! I was a crybaby, moaning, murmuring and mumbling my way through my days ~ tucking praises to God in here and there ~ but definitely mumbling a good portion of the time. Out loud or just inside my head... It didn't matter. It all sounded lousy to God. I just didn't get it.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
It's been such a long time since I've been on here! Even received a note from someone (Anonymous), asking if I have quit blogging. lol. I sure don't blame you for wondering, Anonymous! Sometimes I've wondered if I'm ever going to get caught up!
I hope every one of you had a beautiful time with the Lord this holiday season and that you're looking forward to a wonderful new year. 2011 is a gift from God - as is every single day we have the opportunity to be alive. I'm so grateful for His faithful love and constant presence in my life. Hope the same is true for you, too, my friends.
As I sit here writing this post, I'm listening to a song entitled "Smile". It makes me think of how our response to God's gracious gift of life - whatever it may hold - should look in each of us. Now, I'm not naive enough to believe that life is all a bed of roses... Surely we all know that! But I do believe that the Lord wants us to have a right heart attitude, regardless of our circumstances. When trials come and life is difficult to say the least, it can be a real challenge to keep a good attitude and a cheerful smile in place. But He wants us to be thinking about 'whatever things are lovely....' I'm working on that one myself! Lately, it hasn't been as difficult as it used to be - and for that I am extremely grateful!
Hope to be able to write more in the next few days. I've so much to tell you all...if you're interested... ;)
For now, though, goodnight and God's beautiful blessings of rest and peace and...oh yes...incredible joy and wonderfully intimate relationship with you and Yeshua the Messiah!
Much love to all!